Everyone Has a Destination Wedding & Cringey Hashtag. Celebrity Shaadis Like DeepVeer’s Will Have to Try Harder

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Everyone Has a Destination Wedding & Cringey Hashtag. Celebrity Shaadis Like DeepVeer’s Will Have to Try Harder

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ven as Ranveer Singh, the super-excited heartthrob of our times with a fount of cartoon-y energy, married his actor sweetheart, the very proper Deepika Padukone last week, there were two other weddings that I was closely following. After all, this is peak Indian shaadi season. One was of a school friend, now married to the love of her life, while the other was an acquaintance, someone I know more virtually than IRL. Frankly, judging solely by the pictures and videos that were being circulated on social media, I couldn’t tell the three weddings apart. All the three shaadis had the *same* tropes – the only difference was that one cost several crores.

Now now, hear me out. I know DeepVeer’s wedding was in Lake Como in Italy, just like another power couple, Virushka’s, was in Tuscany. I also know that the two gorgeous actors wore Sabyasachi, that they kept the ceremonies a private affair, and when they shared photographs with the world, it was in their own sweet time and not through the pages of a Bollywood magazine. Yes, it was all done in great taste and no commoner could possibly dream of such a wedding.

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